Thursday 19 October 2017

Elvis impersonator headbutted by Anthony Stokes hasn't 'received a single cent' of €230k owed

Anthony Bradley was attacked by footballer Anthony Stokes in Buck Whaleys nightclub in Dublin in June 2013 Photo: Collins Courts
Anthony Bradley was attacked by footballer Anthony Stokes in Buck Whaleys nightclub in Dublin in June 2013 Photo: Collins Courts
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

An Elvis impersonator who was attacked by Irish footballer Anthony Stokes claims he hasn't received "a single cent" of the €230,000 compensation owed to him.

The former Celtic footballer was ordered by the High Court to pay Mr Anthony Bradley €230,000 to cover damages and medical expenses.

Mr Bradley, who was headbutted by Stokes (28) in an unprovoked attack in Buck Whaley's nightclub in Dublin, suffered a broken nose and two teeth.

The Blackburn player was ordered to issue payment immediately back on February 16.

However, Mr Bradley told The Irish Daily Star that he hasn't received "a single cent."

"Many [people] are of the same opinion and those on social media are convinced I walked out of court with a big amount, which again most of that was debts which I incurred.

Anthony Stokes. Photo: Collins
Anthony Stokes. Photo: Collins

"So much for victims and people's bad judgement."

He also claimed he had become a victim of abuse on social media after the court case.

"What's more disgraceful are the begrudgers on social media judging and condemning me as if I was the offender," he said.

In his evidence during the trial, the Dubliner said he had to give up his job at the Gresham Hotel.

He also said he suffered from psychological problems and sleepless nights after the attack.

The attack happened after someone spilled a drink on Mr Bradley. While he was dealing with this person and telling him "it was okay", Mr Stokes then appeared and headbutted him.

As well as not receiving any money from Stokes, he claims he has not received an apology from the footballer.

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